Amy’s Story

Site created on December 30, 2019

Welcome to my breast cancer journey. I was diagnosed with triple positive Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in SITU at the age of 43.  With being triple positive I have to go through chemo, Herceptin and hormone therapy.  I am also a wife and a mother to two boys, one being on the autism spectrum.  Thank you for following me through this journey to become cancer free and stay cancer free. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Amy Duchynski

Yesterday I had my follow up with my breast surgeon. Everything went well. He said all looks good and was impressed with how well I did with radiation. I told him it’s because I am a good patient and follow what my doctors tell me to do. ☺️  He asked if I was happy with how my breasts look after surgery. I told him that I was extremely happy. I don’t miss my implants at all. It was the best decision I made. Will never go back down that road again. I will go back in November to see him again and will schedule my date to have my port removed. That will be a happy day and one I plan to celebrate. I am ready to say good by to it and good bye to anymore treatments. I won’t lie I check my breasts daily because there is always that underlying fear that a lump will appear again or maybe cancer will pop up somewhere else. I am sure that fear will follow me for the rest of my life. I still just live everyday and enjoy it to it’s fullest. I still plan to do my 🖕🏻you cancer trip but don’t mind waiting till this pandemic is over or at least under control. It will be worth the wait for sure. ☺️
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